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i'm del walters in new york. the news continues live in london next. >> croatia reopens its border with serbia, as balkan countries struggle to cope with thousands of refugees it's. refugees. good to have you with us, i'm david foster, it's al jazeera live from london. death of an eritrean migrant who was shot in the case of mistaken identity. eight people killed in the lebanese border with syria. northwestern philippines,
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tens of thousands have lost their homes because of the typhoon.more an more refugees trying to make to it northern urine face being stranded in transit countries in poor conditions. as winter and the poor weather approach. in the last few hours croatia has reopened its border with serbia. slovenia slovenia which trying e number of refugees, and u.n. refugee agency warned that more than 10,000 people most of them syrian are trapped in serbia. helping to maim their way eventually to germany, emma
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hayward records. >> against the driving rain and cold they waited and waited with little or no protection against the elements. some had been here all night, heaping to croshoping to cross r between serbia and croatia. >> we don't have any more rain coats, as you can see, children of ten days old, hypotherm yah . the cn conditions speak for themselves. >> hungary's decision to seal its borders means refugees having to find new routes and countries quarreling how many people they can cope with, passing through their borders
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each day. in no man's land between croatia and slovenia, many were left out in the cold, struggling to understand why they weren't allowed to move forward. >> these people here want to cross this area to another place. they don't want to stay in slovenia one moment. they want to cross only, don't want money, don't want food, don't want anything, only cross. >> eventually, slovenia opened its borders with croatia, allowing some to pass. emma hayward, al jazeera. pictures of those who recently arrived from croatia into slovenia. trucks to the left are bringing in supplies. we are told in fact some things
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being thrown out the doors. whether they are anything to do with supplies, equipment, and so on. but we have been told by our corresponds and other people on the ground that certain provisions are being made for them, provisions made for them and provisions supplied for them. they are apparently waiting for buses to take them to austria. and in slovenia are our correspondent paul brennan, what is happening where you are, paul? >> well, the refugees keep arriving albeit unofficially at this point in time. we have just seen four refugees just coming out of the darkness. 600 meters to my left-hand side. they came trudging out of the darkness in the heavy rain,
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darkness, clearly freezing cold. red cross and police are caring for those refugees who have managed to cross the border today. this small group of four looked rather nervously. they weren't sure whether to approach the gathering. in the end, a police officer has escorted them through. they will be processed through and given blankets and food i suspect. the ones made it through have been the lucky ones because slovenia was at pains for saying they wouldn't take any more than 2500 refugees per day. that limit was broken because of the influx of refugees from croatia. it led to a little bit of diplomatic war of words. u.n. accused slovenia of failing to abide by an agreement which
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it made, putting slovenia with no other option but to bring them in for humanitarian reasons. and this news late on now today, that the opening of a new crossing between croatia and serbia will come as very welcome news here because i would expect it to row leave some of the pressure at a we have been seeing here. the refugees try to move on to germany. the opening of the new crossing will hopefully release some of the pressure that's been building here. >> despite all the wide words, we t conferences with governments getting toam gettine music stops somewhere in germany
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or nearby. >> reporter: it's a rather bleak way of putting it but i can't disagree with you david, no. essentially what we've seen is countries unwilling or unable to cope with the influx and deciding that the best course of action from a humanitarian point of view, given the fact that they believe they can't house the refugees or care for them themselves, is to on-pass them to their further destinations in western europe, cubs like germany and sweden. unofficial agreements that i referred the earlier, to stop a bottleneck occurring at any one point, agreement has been maid to first of all slow the pace of the refugees but at least allow a trickle to continue to go through. it has caused problems, serbia has 10,000 refugees estimated it
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frankly doesn't want within its territory and wants to get rid of. but other countries are unwilling or unable to transit them through. there are continuing problems. these summits we have and unofficial agreements that take place don't seem able to to cope with the reality we are seeing on the ground. >> bleak assessments, paul brennan, thank you. in croatia we have a report. >> reporter: croatia opens its border, all refugees which were waiting on serbian side of the weather under bad conditions, rainy cold day to enter the country and now they are actually walking towards this place a couple of kilometers away and they are expecting all these people to come their way. authorities are rend some
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control around this camp. dozens of new police officers which came as a part of police reenforcements and camps themselves can accommodate four to 5,000 people. they are already more than 2,000 people inside. so it's obviously going to be a problem to accommodate and assist all these people that are coming here. >> well, antiimmigration demonstrations have been taking place in the german city dresden. first anniversary of the founding of the anti-islam peg pegida movement. israeli police have ordered they say an immediate investigation to killings in the southern city of beersheba.
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an eritrean migrant who was mistaken for an attacker has died in hospital after being shot. he was also attacked by bystanders after he had fallen to the ground after an incident in a bus stop. unprecedented clamp down on palestinian movement. it has built a temporary wall in the area dividing palestinian and jewish parts of the neighborhood. measures amount to collective punishment according to them and are in fact illegal. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has warned against vigilantism. report from mike hanna. >> reporter: occupied east jerusalem, miniature version he of the separation barrier are being erected around certain
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neighborhoods. having increased their presence in the palestinian areas, israeli police build these barriers in order to protect themselves. >> police protection from petrol bombs being thrown at them, for their personal security. >> reporter: residents insist that israel should be spending money on resolving the issues rather than penning them in. >> we are in need of basic services, we do not need this war, this war will lead to an explosion between us and the israelis. >> did not stop yet another attack in the southern israeli town of beersheba. an israeli ten was killed and soldier shot dead. an eritrean individual was also shot dead, savagely beaten by the crowd and died after being
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admitted to hospital. israeli police has ordered an investigation and say people who take the law into their own hands will be prosecuted. security measures haven't worked yet. having sealed off the west bank with a separation barrier, the netanyahu government has started the same process in east jerusalem. no political significance this these barriers but many palestinians point out the irony of israel dividing a city it says should be united. and at the bottom of these barriers written in hebrew are the words "temporary police barrier." however, many palestinians believe like the occupation these could become permanent. mike hanna, al jazeera, occupied east jerusalem. warned against people taking
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matters into their own ahands. >> i would like to send my condolence he to the family of the worker from eritrea. we are in the middle of a long struggle. i think it's obvious that we will win it but this sometimes causes friction between civilians and the centers of the attack. you should evacuate and allow security and rescue forces to work. we are a law-abiding state. no one should take law into their own hands. >> an executive committee member of the plo says israel is deliberately provoking. that is the reason the people are rising up. more from renee oday, in the area. >> she had very strong words, she said that ever since everybody can remember here nobody has been able to live quite easily. what she also said was that a
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majority of these young people who are going out and protesting are largely for the most part unarmed. there are a few who are armed, and carry out these alleged attacks but basically at the end of the day she kind of said that you can't really be surprised when the situation is this bad in the occupied west bank that people are going to get angry. now i just got off the phone a couple of minutes ago with somebody from the office ever palestinian president mahmoud abbas. whether or not a meeting is going to happen on friday or saturday remains to be seen. but back to the comments that hanan ashrowi said, they are waiting for international protection is as well as investigations and the palestinian people have the rite
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right to protest. >> renee o'day. now still to come on al jazeera. >> i'm jennifer glasse. here and around the country >> emmy award-winning, investigative series.
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target weeknights 10:30p et >> and the top of stories for you. chaotic scenes in croatia. thousands of refugees trying pass through out of serbia as croatia reopened the border between the two countries. israeli police say they have ordered an immediate investigation into killings in the southern city of we'r beers.
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died in hospital, an eritrean migrant after being shot by police on saturday. at least eight died in ran explosion on the lebanese border with syria. a town housing thousands of syrian refugees. the incident was an attack by lebanese army. hashem ahelbarra has been following the story. >> reporter: the attack is a major set back, which is operating in the northwestern part of the city of aleppo. this comes against the backdrop of a new tactic. basically you have the syrian army backed by the russian fighter jets. trying to reverse some of the gains made by the syrian opposition. now they are trying to advance
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towards aleppo and push the rebels back to secure the main road that links aleppo to latakia. the brigade has been actively engaging the fighting in the passes particularly in that area. i.t. has also beeit has also beg starnl aisubstantial aid from td states of america. particularly recently with the sceivetconservatives and islamin the outskirts of the city. there is some hope now that peace could return to yemen, after all the rival parties could agree to go to talks in geneva this month. the last round of talks in june failed. and as jamal el shael reports.
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the fighting continues. >> yemeni troops backed by the saudi coalition, central province was recently retain but shia houthi fighters still control some areas in the outskirts. this is the city of mareb. government troops are on alert here. shows his visitors what he says are signs of iranian support for the houthis. >> the communications equipment we confiscated was sent by iran to the houthis. we intercepted two shipments that were on their way to the rebels. >> reporter: most of yemen's oil and electricity is produced here. that is why the government is sending reenforcements to secure the province. but meanwhile, the fighting continues in the south. government troops are targeting houthi positions in mountains surrounding the city of ta'izz, and the saudi led coalition has intensified its attacks but troops supporting ali abdullah
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saleh still holds ground. saudi arabia says it supports peace talks set to occur in geneva. >> the kingdom with the coalition countries has always reiterated that the solution in yemen is diplomatic not mill are militarily. >> all but destroyed the country, jamal el shael, al jazeera. >> israel has given the government workers a half day off on monday. first stage of an election began on sunday with just 15% turnout. 2011 lines of people were seen outside polling booths. despite the measures there was still low turnout on monday. critics have criticized the
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fairness of the election. the afghan economy has been badly hit by the withdrawal of most of the foreign troops in the country and significant drop in the amount of international aid it gets. add to that the taliban's recent gains had kunduz which has made the situation even worse. jennifer glasse reports. >> reporter: the streets of kunduz city are full of cars again. but it will be a long time before life gets back to normal. shop keepers are still working out their losses. many stores were destroyed in the fighting. >> translator: we've lost about $20,000 in this shop without counting the cost of destruction of the building. we want the government to guarantee investment so people can come back and invest and live their lives. >> reporter: but the people of kunduz don't have a lot of faith in the government led by ashraf ghani and abdalla abdalla.
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two rulers ruling together. >> the situation is good now. but we don't trust these two presidents or the chief executive. we're afraid if we borrow money and invest, we don't trust that the fighting won't happen again. >> reporter: and that means some shops remain closed. many were looted in the fighting. they are struggling to open again without enough supplies. >> we could borrow up to $5,000 in stock. now they won't give you even $200 all because of fighting. >> reporter: the city's biggest hotel says it hasn't had a reservation since the fighting stopped. outside, women wait for handouts, now a ritual.this is kabul, a city of biggest appliances. this washing machine is on sail
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from 600 to $200. but there are no buyers. they're buying only what they need, no luxuries, so he's not buying much, either. >> translator: the fighting in kunduz sends a message to shopkeepers, do not invest in stocking our shops. the fighting was in kunduz, tomorrow it could be in kabul. >> they are worried about crime too. thieves too many took a safe pe business. a shopkeeper has lost $700,000 in one month, if business doesn't get better he will consider leaving afghanistan altogether, jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. >> army, police, civilians all
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of them have volunteered to rescue people from the storm that went through northeastern philippines. only 14 people reported to have died. more than 60,000 are said to have lost their homes. here is jamilla alendoggan. >> we are in the northern philippines. typhoon struck central philippines early sunday morning. this has been unaccessible. this is the area we were trying to cross to get to aurora province yesterday, we weren't able to because of chest deep waters. now power is still out here. there is stilt no electricity, still no running water. everything still at the moment, you can see rice farms being turned into swamps. this is the rice capital of the country. the impact of the typhoon is
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still unknown. so many areas like this one, where there have been just became of cut off from the rest of the world. we're trying to get to another area now further north called aurora province. theiring communication has been difficult since typhoon pofu struck. the biggest problem, right now is infrastructure. >> india's prime called for the shutdown, pet role bombs were thrown after rumors that cows had been slaughtered in the area, cows sacred to many hindus. want a nationwide ban on cow slaughters. some muslims have been attacked either suspicion of eating beef
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or smuggling cattle. liddy dutt has the story. >> on the 9th of october, death on sun is just one of the number of incidents that have perhaps marked this growing issue about the consumption and trade of beef in india. not just in indian administered kashmir but also incidents and attacks in the northern states, as well as huge concerns and banning of beef in western states. this is figuring into a bigger debate about secularism, communal harmony. many people across the country are still waiting for a definitive response from the indian government. senior matters have condemned the violence, condemned the tension in the country. many observers and analysts
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alike say they are still waiting for a big response from the indian government. they say a clear response, clear policy direction is what they're looking for and that perhaps is the only way to keep fringe elements, particularly extreme hindu groups in check and prevent the tension and trouble we're seeing at the moment. >> liddy dutt report being from new delhi. now to china, a market is going to shut down and doors close forever at the end of this month. it is a discount shopping arcade, the latest victim of china's growing appetite of urban redevelopment. this is a story investigated by rob mcbride. >> reporter: it is the place in beijing everyone knows to go to for their cheap toys.
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it's been sophisticated over the years, stacked high and going cheap. >> i come here often, price he are good, never thought it would close down. >> i have been coming here since i was a teenager. almost grew up here. >> reporter: on the stall things are going even cheaper with things about over in a few days. >> opened new space for there again. >> like many traders here he is philosophical about the change. the rapid development in beijing means constant change from people living here. from the places they live and work to the places between the two, how they can shop is undergoing a transformation. for an increasingly smart and modern city, it appears the
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officials want the malls to match. their last day of business and death of their market will come on halloween. rob mcbride al jazeera, beijing. >> and is wh where you want to go if you need to get the news any time of day or night. >> a call for calm, secretary of state john kerry urges israel and the palestinians to take steps to ease tensions after another violent weekend. a warning to drone owners. the faa has a new set of rules for you to follow. canadians are heading to the polls to vote on their next government, the outcome could impact on international rules on climate change and